New Line Cinema | Release Date: November 16, 2007
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LuisP.Mar 12, 2008
A good attempt to adapt one of the greatest books of all time, but fails exactly where t shouldn't. We don´t feel the poetry, the passion or the love that comes through in the book and that is the worst thing it could happen to A good attempt to adapt one of the greatest books of all time, but fails exactly where t shouldn't. We don´t feel the poetry, the passion or the love that comes through in the book and that is the worst thing it could happen to these magnificent characters. The fact that in the movie the character of Dr Juvenal Urbino is nothing more than an arrogant day time soap opera dandy doesn't help either despite the excellent work from the actors involved. A movie like this deserved someone like Giuseppe Tornatore behind it as this anglo-saxonic approach almost sinks the whole thing due to an absolute lack of emotion. Although the last 15 minutes are really very good and that, the cinematography and the actors save the film. Nevertheless if you forget there´s a book behind , the movie is a nice romantic story. You just have to get over those "speedy gonzalez" accents that plague the dialogues. Nice attempt but i hope someone outside Hollywood makes a remake of this someday as this story deserved to be as emotional as Cinema Paradiso was on the screen and unfortunately this time it´s not. But if you like the book, you must see this anyway, so don´t expect to much and you´ll enjoy it nevertheless. Expand
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CarolB.Apr 13, 2008
Loved it. A beautiful love story. Javier Bardem is imazing in that he can play the patient, kind lover in this movie and the crazed killer in "No Country for Old Men". Incredibly talented actor.
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AaronL.Nov 22, 2007
A sweeping movie across generations, filled with poetry, beauty, and love. Tickling, thought provoking and ultimately romantic.
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StephenH.Dec 5, 2007
The cinematic interpretation of Gabriel Garcia Marques' novel "Love in the Time of Cholera" is a wonderful exposition on the theme of the virginal soul: that essence of himself that the protagonist [played by Javier Bardem] saves for The cinematic interpretation of Gabriel Garcia Marques' novel "Love in the Time of Cholera" is a wonderful exposition on the theme of the virginal soul: that essence of himself that the protagonist [played by Javier Bardem] saves for his true love. What the film lacks in passion it makes up for with a brilliant musical score, photography, sets and faithful attention to the novel's main theme. After all, who can really come close to the range of emotions, passionate intensity and overall texture of this great novel? Expand
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SheilaPNov 17, 2007
I read the book and found it to be superb. I thought the movie followed fairly closely. A book certainly always has more flesh than a movie but I absolutely do not agree with the low comments. I heard all positive comments upon exiting the I read the book and found it to be superb. I thought the movie followed fairly closely. A book certainly always has more flesh than a movie but I absolutely do not agree with the low comments. I heard all positive comments upon exiting the theater. It was a well done, well crafted and beautiful film. Expand
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sebastian1Mar 29, 2014
incredible........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................incredible....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Very Good Expand
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